Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: by Robert Vanderplank

By Robert Vanderplank

This ebook brings jointly present pondering on casual language studying and the findings of over 30 years of study on captions (same language subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) to offer a brand new version of language studying from captioned viewing and a destiny roadmap for study and perform during this box. Language novices can have basic listening to yet they're ‘hard-of-listening’ and locate it tough to stick with the swift or doubtful speech in lots of movies and television programmes. Vanderplank considers no matter if staring at with captions not just permits inexperienced persons to appreciate and luxuriate in overseas language tv and flicks but in addition is helping them to enhance their international language abilities. Captioned Media in international Language Learning and educating could be of curiosity to scholars and researchers desirous about moment language acquisition instructing and learn, in addition to training language academics and instructor trainers.

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In other words, people do not usually embark on things that they do not think they can do. Of relevance to this book, Bandura has turned his attention to how technology has increased the potential for human beings to exercise agency, particularly in education: 2 Some Essential Themes in Building the Case for Captions 39 Information technologies are altering educational systems. Students can now exercise substantial personal control over their own learning. In the past, their educational development was dependent on the quality of the schools in which they were enrolled.

I visited the BBC captioning unit in Glasgow some years ago and observed at first hand the truly impressive speed and skill of professional captioners. I recommend that readers should try captioning YouTube video clips using the Amara software to experience the skill needed to do captioning well. 4 TV as a Verbal Medium In the 1990s, I was asked to write a short Encyclopaedia of Linguistics entry on captions and subtitles (Vanderplank, 1994b). The research sent me delving into the nature of what is assumed to be a predominantly visual medium.

1978:205). Thompson characterised the viewing experience of many students as “comforting, familiar, like a hot bath” (1979:169). In the following decades, more research at the OU indicated that they were still facing many of the same problems. Diana Laurillard (1991), for example, reported a study of 126 OU students watching five 25--minute social science programmes in which she compared the 34 Captioned Media in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching intended messages and content of programmes with the learning outcomes achieved by students.

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